this is one of the place in bandung where you can rent book.
most of the books are comics but still you can find other books.
to rent a book you need to become a member, just check their website for more information.
PHOTO : BOROBODUR, 17 Kilometer From City.
TALK about BOROBODUR, can not avoid to hear a Mitos, Legendery and Historical value.
Built up during MATARAM Empire at the peak of controling the Indonesian Islands. Borobodur as a symbol of BUDDHA step in into Indonesiaan Island 1,100 years back. Buddha religion came after HINDU gain a foot hold a long time before Jesus Christ. MAJAPAHIT Empire as a one instant of Hindu goverment.
PHOTO : *KERATON* Or Palace At Solo Near Yogyakarta
THIS Palace is no more occupied by the royal family. Its act as a respectable museum for the public. We have to pay for the entrance, no more then USD 1.00 per visit. The visitor will guided by the Palace caretaker to the Palace area. Coaching will be given in Indonesian langguage, no problem to me with their langguage....almost the same with Malaysian langguage..BISA PAK.
From the explanation given by this caretaker, gain a great knowledge. Conclusions, this palace were full with Mystery, Legend and History. Some can be absorb by logic, some are out of focus to think about it
PHOTO : Silverware, Trained And Skilled Craftman On Work.
DURING a visit at YOGYAKATA, can not miss to see at Batik and Silverware workshop. They are really having a fine skill, trained since a boyhood. Since the local economy not really encouraging, working and earn a living much more important then go to school; this youngsters in the early age vanture in the Batik and Silverware workshop as a helper. From helper grow slowly to the lavel of craftman. No wonder their workmanship so fine and nice to see and hold.
rumah buku means book house, so book lovers, dont miss this place!
located in hegarmanah area, a nice calm housing area in north of bandung.
you can rent or buy book there. you also can watch or rent movie.
lots of the books are in english
bandung is the home of bandung institute of technology.
the place was built during dutch colonial time in 1932, our first president was graduated from here.
the most interesting is the shape of the building, it's from indonesian traditional building roof principle.
This beautiful building design by the architect J. Gerber (1921). Because of the special decoration on the roof, with somewhat resemblance to with a stick of satay, the building was known as Gedung Sate.
You have to try going to Bandung by train. When you get far from the city, you will see beautiful view outside.
How do you go there by train? See my tip about Trains to Bandung.
Sumur Bandung is the center of Bandung. This city was built after a meditation, and theres a direction to stick on a steak here in this place. Then it becomes a water source, abundantly drooling... Since then its become the center point of the city. Now, its believe the water inside can heal any sickness etc. Its open regularly on third Friday and Tuesday, monthly. You may wash your f&ace, even drink the water here. They said, it's fresh!
Get ready for Christmas, churches here, include this Cathedral preparing theirself. This cathedral is not that big, and not much detail, compare to other Cathedral in the world, but its worth to step in. Enjoy the grace, sanctuary... I have to confess, during my living in Bandung, I never been here :)
The focus for all shiny new ideas and luxury goods fell on Jalan Braga, The fifth avenue of its times, the place for seeing and being seen for visiting Dutch weekenders and planters. Now just a shadow of its former glory there are still up to 75 buildings of merit that carry the classic themes and motifs. Details extend right down to the lantern style street lamp lining both sides of the street.
Bandung is further known as “Textile City”, it being home to a plethora of textile industries from home- to industrial sized, and accounting for the production of about 60% of Indonesia’s total garment industry. Jalan Cihampelas, commonly known as “Jeans Street”, is the center of textile retailing and here garments and textiles can be picked up for bargain prices. Of course here we can find many factory outlets, such as The Heritage and Summits (may be the biggest in South East Asia).
The mountainous area around Ciwidey, South of Bandung offers us an entrancing day out. The town of Ciwidey itself is only 15 km from the center of Bandung. From here a typical tour of the area might start by visiting local tradesman to watch them plying their time-honored crafts. We can catch a horse and cart for a bumpy but fun ride out to visit a community of ironsmiths – the last such community in West Java
Next we can spend some time in the fields helping rice farmer plough the fields with his buffalo. After that, visit one of the bamboo weaver workshops and see how the cheap and practical walls of houses are made around here. These attractively-designed bamboo creations, known in Sundanese as Bilik, can be seen holding up houses all around the area.
Jalan Cihampelas, the 'Jeans Street'
You'll make a real impression when you wear RAMBO jeans! This is Jalan Cihampelas, the 'Jeans Street' on the north side of Bandung. The stores have wacky, bright-colored things all over them to attract younger customers.
Walk or ride the angkot (angkot : angkotan kota - an indonesia term for city transportation) and if possible, try to eat at the roadside stalls.
You will truly see the 'real' Bandung. It is a pleasant experience. You can hail the angkot anywhere and alight anywhere in the journey. Besides, it is cheaper than riding a taxi. The roadside stalls serve nice tasty food and extremely cheap.